In response to the recently released OSHA Final Rule on the Worker Walkaround Representative Designation Process , Brian Wild, Chief Government Affairs Officer at NAW, issued the following statement:

“In yet another instance of favoring big labor’s agenda, the Biden Administration revived the failed Obama era policy under the guise of improving worker safety. This rule does nothing to improve workplace safety, instead it allows third-party individuals access to warehouses during OSHA inspections for potentially their own personal benefit, including union organizing, without any real safeguard for employers and employees.”

The National Association of Wholesaler-Distributors (NAW) is one of America’s leading trade associations, representing the $8.2 trillion wholesale distribution industry. Our industry employs more than 6 million workers throughout the United States, accounting for 1/3 of the U.S. GDP. 35,000 wholesale distribution companies operate in nearly 150,000 places of business across North America, including all 50 states. Learn more.